Jason Cummings wanted by Forest and Derby; Martyn Waghorn a target for Reading and Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds keen on Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic
Forest and Derby join Cummings chase
NOTTINGHAM Forest and Derby have joined the chase for Hibs hitman Jason Cummings.
The 20-year-old striker has also attracted attention from Wolves, Brighton, Rotherham, Fulham and Reading after 16 goals in 24 appearances for Hibs this season.
However, Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs is keen to hold on to his star man as the Easter Road side push for promotion. (Various)
Waghorn on Reading and Wednesday shopping lists
MARTYN Waghorn is a target for Reading and Sheffield Wednesday, according to reports.
The former Wigan striker has scored 25 goals already this season, and scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup.
Reading have money after the sale of Nick Blackman to Derby, while Wednesday are also in the market for a prolific striker. (The Times)
Leeds target Tom Rogic
LEEDS have made Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic their top target in this transfer window as they seek to strengthen their squad.
The Elland Road side, who have also been linked with Rogic’s Parkhead team-mate Anthony Stokes, are believed to value Rogic at £1 million. (Yorkshire Post)
Hull eye Blair Spittal
HULL could raid Dundee United for a second time, with Blair Spittal wanted by Tigers boss Steve Bruce.
Andy Robertson joined Hull from the Tannadice club in 2014 and the Championship side could return north of the Border as they seek to bolster their squad, which also contains Shaun Maloney, Allan McGregor and Robert Snodgrass in its Scottish contingency.
The 20-year-old scored a stunning free kick to take United into the next round of the Scottish Cup, netting the only goal in a 1-0 win over Airdrieonians. (Various)
Forster seals Plymouth loan
HIBS defender Jordon Forster has sealed a loan move to Plymouth, until the end of the season.
Pilgrims boss Derek Adams, formerly assistant manager at Hibs, has Plymouth at the top of League Two, and will be hoping that Forster, who can play at centre half and at right back, can help his team hold on to top spot. (Evening News)
Rogers wanted by Leeds
LEEDS are also reportedly keen on Aberdeen ‘keeper Danny Rogers, but Liverpool recalling Danny Ward from Pittodrie looks to have scuppered Leeds’ plans. (Various)
Celtic watch Walsall duo
CELTIC had scouts watching Romaine Sawyers and Tom Bradshaw at the weekend, as Walsall took on Brentford in the FA Cup.
The Hoops have been linked with both players but may face competition from the English Premier League for the highly-rated pair. (Various)
No Hoops bid for Mocinic
CELTIC did not have a £2 million bid rejected for Croatian star Ivan Mocinic despite reports suggesting otherwise.
The Hoops have been linked with the Rijeka midfielder but reports that the Hoops made an offer are ‘wide of the mark’, with Celtic still to make any approach. (Scottish Sun)
No cup KO for Hoops over flares
STEWART Regan has said there’s no chance Celtic could be thrown out of the Scottish Cup after fans set off flares and firecrackers during the match against Stranraer - because the SFA have no power to do so.
Regan added: “Given that it’s the Scottish Cup, it’s our jurisdiction and we have started the process of investigating and getting facts.”
Regan admits that he fears someone being killed if fans don’t stop taking flares to stadiums. (Various)
Dons hit snag in Cammy Bell bid
ABERDEEN have been hit with a blow in their bid to find a new goalkeeper after Rangers rejected a loan offer for Cammy Bell.
Danny Ward was recalled by Liverpool and Danny Rogers is still on loan at Falkirk, leaving Dons boss Derek McInnes with Scott Brown as his only senior goalie.
But the Gers blocked a bid from the Dons to take ex-Kilmarnock No 1 Bell to Pittodrie. (Scottish Sun)
Rangers linked with Australian international Luongo
RANGERS have been linked with QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo.
The Australian international, 23, has fallen out of favour under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and the Gers, Middlesbrough and MK Dons are all said to be tracking the former Tottenham youngster.
The Sydney-born player was named player of the tournament at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. (Various)
McCoist ‘still a legend’ insists Laudrup
ALLY McCoist is still a legend at Rangers, according to fellow Ibrox hero Brian Laudrup.
McCoist was out on gardening leave in December 2014 as the Rangers soap opera rumbled on.
But the Dane said: “I think Ally has shown as a player and a manager for so many years just how much of a club legend he is.
“There’s no doubt he is one of the greatest players and personalities the club has ever seen.” (Various)
Laudrup ‘nearly became Gers ambassador’
BRIAN Laudrup also revealed that he was asked to become a club ambassador during Charles Green’s tenure.
Laudrup added: “I was asked a couple of seasons back by Charles Green about becoming a club ambassador.
“But then Green left or disappeared or went to France - I’m not sure what happened - and I never heard a word again.”
Hibs face Hearts trip in cup
HIBS will travel to Tynecastle to take on bitter rivals Hearts after the pair were drawn together in the Cup.
The pairing ensures there will be an Edinburgh Derby despite the teams being in separate divisions. (The Scotsman)
Murdoch joins Doonhamers
RANGERS midfielder Andy Murdoch has joined Queen of the South on loan.
Murdoch, whose performances for Rangers at the tail end of last season caught the eye, has barely featured for the Gers since Mark Warburton’s arrival.
He has made 24 appearances for the Ibrox side. (Various)
Hoops ban three amid Stair Park probe
CELTIC have issued life bans to three supporters involved in the use of flares and firecrackers during Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie at Stranraer.
The club also described the scenes at Stair Park, televised throughout the UK on Sky Sports, as an “embarrassment”.
Celtic could also face SFA action after it emerged that compliance officer Tony McGlennan has reviewed footage of the fans’ conduct before and during the game.
In addition to the use of pyrotechnics, McGlennan is also understood to be reviewing pro-IRA chants and songs heard during the game. (The Scotsman)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright says Michael O’Halloran is going nowhere despite interest from both Celtic and Rangers
• Dundee’s cup tie with Falkirk has been postponed again due to drainage problems with the Dens Park pitch
• Former Barcelona kid Josu is aiming to win a deal at St Johnstone, after taking part in a closed doors game
• Dundee United have released goalkeeper Marc McCallum, who is expected to join Livingston on a permanent basis
• Scott Gallacher has left Hearts after just three appearances